A vacant house for sale outside Omagh has been trashed by burglars who are believed to have been aware that it was unoccupied.
Windows were smashed and water pipes burst at the premises on the Drumconnelly Road between Augher Point and Seskinore at approximately 2am on Monday morning.
As well as the extensive water damage caused, a television was also reportedly stolen. A car was seen speeding off from the premises after the damage had been caused.
Local councillor, Bert Wilson, said the owner of the premises had recently put the house on the market for sale. “I have been told the house was completely trashed with a lot of damage caused,” he added. “This seems to be another case of those responsible doing their research and targeting the house knowing it was empty.” Police are appealing for witnesses and information.
Constable Veitch said, “We are appealing to anyone that may have any information or to anyone that may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area at the time or to anyone that may have been offered a similar item for sale in suspicious circumstances to contact Omagh Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 93 of the 10/04/17. Or, alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111